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Blackfoot-Clearwater Wildlife Management Area

Missoula Montana

Listing Type: Wildlife Management Area
City: Missoula Montana
Region: Glacier Country

Blackfoot-Clearwater Wildlife Management Area encompasses 65,489 acres.

Management goal: To provide winter range for elk primarily, and for white-tailed and mule deer secondarily.

Hunting opportunities: A-7 licenses and deer B tags required via the statewide special drawing process to hunt elk and deer during the general hunting season. Archery, upland bird, black bear and waterfowl hunting open to licensed hunters during open season.

Wildlife viewing: Elk viewing from Clearwater Junction at dawn or dusk (with luck) during winter months. Bird watching from May 15 to mid-November includes the opportunity to see waterfowl, osprey, eagles, shorebirds, owls, cranes, curlews, and woodpeckers. Also, deer, badgers, coyotes, beavers and occasional black bears.

Directions: Blackfoot-Clearwater Wildlife Management Area is located in Missoula and Powell counties, about 40 miles east-northeast of Missoula on State Highway 200. There is road access from Montana Highway 83 and 200 from May 15 to mid-November, and developed campgrounds at Clearwater Junction. Wildlife viewing area and information kiosk three-tenths of a mile north of Clearwater Junction.

Blackfoot-Clearwater Wildlife Management Area
Montana Department of Fish Wildlife and Parks, Missoula, MT 59804

  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Hunting
  • Bird Watching

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